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Synonyms for instruction
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instruction

    Education (Latin educere, to lead or draw out) is the systematic development and cultivation of the mind and other natural powers. "Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties. It begins in the nursery, and goes on at school, but does not end there. It continues through life, whether we will or not.... 'Every person,' says Gibbon, 'has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.'" John Lubbock The Use of Life ch. vii, p. 111. [Macmillan & Co. '94.] Instruction, the impartation of knowledge by others (Latin instruere, to build in or into) is but a part of education, often the smallest part. Teaching is the more familiar and less formal word for instruction. Training refers not merely to the impartation of knowledge, but to the exercising of one in actions with the design to form habits. Discipline is systematic and rigorous training, with the idea of subjection to authority and perhaps of punishment. Tuition is the technical term for teaching as the business of an instructor or as in the routine of a school; tuition is narrower than teaching, not, like the latter word, including training. Study is emphatically what one does for himself. We speak of the teaching, training, or discipline, but not of the education or tuition of a dog or a horse. Breeding and nurture include teaching and training, especially as directed by and dependent upon home life and personal association; breeding having reference largely to manners with such qualities as are deemed distinctively characteristic of high birth; nurture (literally nourishing) having more direct reference to moral qualities, not overlooking the physical and mental. Knowledge and learning tell nothing of mental development apart from the capacity to acquire and remember, and nothing whatever of that moral development which is included in education in its fullest and noblest sense; learning, too, may be acquired by one's unaided industry, but any full education must be the result in great part of instruction, training, and personal association. Study is emphatically what one does for himself, and in which instruction and tuition can only point the way, encourage the student to advance, and remove obstacles; vigorous, persevering study is one of the best elements of training. Study is also used in the sense of the thing studied, a subject to be mastered by study, a studious pursuit. Compare KNOWLEDGE; REFINEMENT; WISDOM.

    Compare synonyms for IGNORANT.

    Synonyms:
    breeding, cultivation, culture, development, discipline, education, information, knowledge, learning, nurture, reading, schooling, study, teaching, training, tuition

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instruction

    Synonyms:
    teaching, education, information, counsel, advice, direction, order, command

    Antonyms:
    misteaching, misinformation, misguidance, misdirection, misinstruction, obedience, pupilage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. direction, instructionnoun

    a message describing how something is to be done

    "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

    Synonyms:
    direction, guidance, focus, education, management, program line, counselling, counsel, way, commission, educational activity, teaching, focussing, centering, counseling, charge, didactics, steering, focal point, statement, command, pedagogy, focusing

  2. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activitynoun

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

    Synonyms:
    precept, statement, command, didactics, teaching method, breeding, teaching, program line, pedagogics, educational activity, education, pedagogy, direction, training, commandment

  3. teaching, instruction, pedagogynoun

    the profession of a teacher

    "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

    Synonyms:
    precept, statement, command, didactics, teaching method, teaching, program line, pedagogics, educational activity, education, pedagogy, direction, commandment

  4. instruction, command, statement, program linenoun

    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

    Synonyms:
    direction, education, bidding, assertion, bid, control, educational activity, dictation, teaching, affirmation, argument, financial statement, didactics, program line, statement, command, mastery, pedagogy

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Editors Contribution

  1. homework

    "we were given many homework assignments"

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    teaching, information, education, indoctrination, training, schooling, discipline, tuition, nurture, breeding

  2. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    advice, counsel, precept

  3. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    direction, order, command, mandate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    nurture, tuition, teaching, information, indoctrination, inculcation, education, admonition, edification, enlightenment, propædeutics

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How to use instruction in a sentence?

  1. Dan Fisher:

    In essence, we have a new emphasis on what is bad about America, (The new framework) trades an emphasis on America's founding principles of constitutional government in favor of robust analyses of gender and racial oppression and class ethnicity and the lives of marginalized people, where the emphasis on instruction is of America as a nation of oppressors and exploiters.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    We're getting all our kids safely back in in-person instruction, we want to do Los Angeles Unified in a safe way where these kids can get that full support.

  3. Theresa May:

    I became prime minister immediately after that referendum, i believe it is my duty to deliver on their instruction, and I intend to do so.

  4. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato:

    I've heard that Gilead Sciences will file for approval (in Japan) within days, i issued an instruction so that we will be ready to approve it within a week or so.

  5. Julio Frenk:

    First, classes will start on time Tuesday, January 18, 2022. However, we will pivot to remote instruction for the first two weeks of the spring semester, with in-person instruction resuming on January 31.


Translations for instruction

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  • تعليمات, تعليمArabic
  • instrukceCzech
  • vejlederen, vejledningDanish
  • Assemblerbefehl, Anweisung, UnterrichtGerman
  • οδηγία, εντολή, εκπαίδευση, συμβουλήGreek
  • instruadoEsperanto
  • instrucciónSpanish
  • opettaminen, ohje, opastus, ohjaaminenFinnish
  • instructionFrench
  • treoir, deachtúIrish
  • stiùireadh, teagasgScottish Gaelic
  • הוראהHebrew
  • 指示, 命令, 教訓, インストラクションJapanese
  • īnstructiōLatin
  • onderwijs, instructieDutch
  • instruçãoPortuguese
  • învățare, instruire, îndrumare, indicație, instrucțiune, învățământ, învățăturăRomanian
  • инструктаж, инструкцияRussian
  • instruktion, skolväsen, undervisning, instruktörSwedish
  • agizo, magizoSwahili
  • அறிவுறுத்தல்Tamil

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